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March 11, 2013

By Lili Shirley

5 Great Online Tools for Mining Public Records



Paper Stack Thanks to our open records laws, you can find a treasure trove of information on the web—everything from details about publically traded companies to where stimulus funds are going.

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Topics: Open Government

February 4, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Government to Require Greater Doctor Payment Transparency



Drug and FDA Issues The federal government announced it would require drug and medical device makers to publicly disclose their payments to doctors and hospitals.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

January 4, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Gallup Fraud Probe Nabs Ex-FEMA Official



Gallup Federal prosecutors charged former FEMA official Timothy Cannon with a felony conflict of interest charge for helping The Gallup Organization win contracts while seeking a job with the company.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 23, 2012

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The Parties Versus the People: An Interview with Mickey Edwards



No matter how dismal Congress may seem, it's not beyond repair, says former U.S. Rep. Mickey Edwards, who tells us how to fix the system in his new book, The Parties Versus the People.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 4, 2012

By Neil Gordon

Government Makes Opinion Heard in Contract Fraud Case



Gallup Headquarters The government last week filed a complaint in a whistleblower lawsuit accusing The Gallup Organization of overbilling the federal government by millions of dollars and violating federal ethics laws.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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